Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Very First Challenge!



So, I've jumped in! I haven't done this before but today I decided "why not?" Why couldn't I participate in a challenge? Oh, you know, besides caring for a family, working part time, online school for myself and our teenager, cleaning house, and not least on my list - being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

One of my creative goals is to create "cleaner" cards - so this was the perfect opportunity for me. This is the card I submitted for the challenge from Freshly Made Sketches shown below. Come follow along and see what other amazing cards your fellow crafters have created.




I jazzed the flower up with a button and some pearls. As you can see I took some liberties with the sketch.... I used ribbon for the horizontal piece and a flower for the circle.




   Now here's the sketch that inspired it!


And now a few pictures so you can create this flower also.

Begin with seven 1-3/8" circles (any size will work it just changes your finished size flower)
Use one circle as the base and fold the remaining six as shown below.

Glue Dot all six folded circles to your base circle.Note that I alternated the direction I folded each circle so both colors show equally.
Embellish as desired!

6 comments:

Jen said...

Welcome to your first challenge Penny! You better watch out - they can be addicting. I love your card with that gorgeous flower. Thanks for providing directions on how to create it. And thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ruthie Graen said...

Your card is outstanding Penny! I love the summer smooches dsp and will be making this card today as my customer thank yous!;)Thanks for providing the instuctions here.

Lesley said...

Welcome to FMS! Glad you joined in with this cool creation. I love the colours and the flower is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Just gorgeous! love the colors - the flower and everything about this!

Ruthie Graen said...

I did it Penny, I made your card for thank yous! I used the summer smooches dsp and really liked how they turned out!

penny said...

Ruthie,
I feel honored! Sure hope I get to meet you one of these days!